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  • 1. US Geography BasicsThird largest country in the world. 1/2 the size of Russia. 1/3 the size of Africa. 1/2 the size of South America. 2 ½ times the size of Western Europe
  • 2. Topography of the US
  • 3. The Contour of the US
  • 4. Topography ofthe Northeast
  • 5. Topography of the Southeast
  • 6. Topography of the Midwest
  • 7. The Great Plains
  • 8. Topography of the West
  • 9. Bodies of Water GreatSalt Lake Chesapeake Bay Lake Okeechobee
  • 10. Rivers Columbia R. Potomac R. Ohio R.Yukon R.
  • 11. The Mississippi: America‟s Great River RoadThe “Big Muddy”.2,350 miles.Draining all or part of 31states & 2 Canadian provinces.Covers 40% of the U. S.
  • 12. Great Salt Lake2000 square miles.10‟ – 28‟ deep.6 times saltier than the oceans.
  • 13. Lake Okeechobee, FL
  • 14. Mountains & Plateaus ^ Mt. Whitney ^ Pike’s Peak ^ Mt. McKinleyAlaskan Range
  • 15. The Contour of the US
  • 16. PlainsGreatBasin
  • 17. The Great Plains
  • 18. Plateaus
  • 19. Cumberland Plateau & „Gap‟ AL, KY, TN, VA, WV 24,640 sq. mi. Natural passage [Gap] through the Cumberland Mts.
  • 20. DesertsDeathValley Mohave Desert
  • 21. Mohave Desert – 3,000‟
  • 22. Death Valley, CA 3.3 million acres. 95% wilderness.
  • 23. Completed Map Columbia R. Great Great Potomac R. Basin Salt Lake Chesapeake Bay ^ Mt. Whitney Ohio R. Death ^ Pike’s Peak Valley Mohave Desert LakeYukon R.Mt. McKinley ^ OkeechobeeAlaskan Range